Thursday April 7, 11:15 am  – 12:15 pm  
Track(s): 
Track 1: Quality
Track 2: Equality & Opportunity
Track 5: Visibility
Moderator: 
Kristina Powers
AVP Institutional Research Services
Bridgepoint Education
Increase Data Transparency and Accessibility through Effective Data Communication Strategies

Effective communication between institutions, researchers, and data users is key to successful and efficient data-informed decision-making. In this session, presenters will draw from communication theories and real examples at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, to demonstrate how effective data communication strategies can be achieved in dynamic and information-rich university settings.

Yang Zhang
Director of Institutional Research
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Krystyna Aune
Dean of Graduate Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ronald Cambra
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Data Mining to Enhance Equity

The pursuit of equity for URM and economically disadvantaged students in STEM disciplines has brought together the technical tools and educational expertise that can foster institutional transformation. Data mining techniques applied to big data have yielded insight into the formidable obstacles students face when advancing in the STEM curriculum.

Presentation and handouts for this session can be found here:  https://wascsenior.box.com/s/8zx9y90z7orvsi9gkqoc93e3gowmf0rk

Kelly Wahl
Director of Statistical Analysis
UCLA
Erin Sanders
Director, UCLA Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS)
UCLA